Poster of the Day: The Devil’s Candy (2015)

(Above) Ken Taylor’s poster for the demonic horror film The Devil’s Candy. Ethan Embry (Cheap Thrills) stars as a painter whose work drastically improves after moving his family into a haunted house in Texas. The performances are fantastic and the use of sound and montage are incredibly inventive. After Get Out, this is my favorite horror flick of the year. It’s currently on Netflix and its runtime clocks in at an appetizing 79 minutes.

The Shot Behind the Shot: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

(Above) The wooden crane and 16mm Bolex used for the opening shot of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). The film’s director, Tobe Hooper, passed away a few days ago and as a tribute American Cinematographer Magazine posted this set pic and shared a few videos about the making of the original Chain Saw, which you can find here.

Poster of the Day: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

(Above) A French release poster for Robert Aldrich’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (1962)? The movie seems to have developed a bit of a reputation as a camp piece, but for me it still works as an expertly crafted thriller. I saw a screening of the film a few weeks ago alongside An American in Paris as part of a classic movie weekend at the historic Canton Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio. The theatre has a few more events in the next few months worth checking out, including a Twilight Zone Fest featuring episodes of the anthology series, a Strangers on a Train and Psycho double feature, and a weekend of Universal monster movies from the 1930s and 1940s.

Poster comes from the Heritage Auction website, which has an amazing collection of movie art for sale.

Posters of the Day: Tobe Hooper’s Eaten Alive (1976)

(Above) A sampling of the myriad of titles attached to Eaten Alive (1976) – Tobe Hooper’s follow-up to 1974’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Like Chain Saw, Eaten Alive’s story of a hotel owner who feeds his guests to his pet alligator was loosely based on a true crime. Gotta love the tagline “Its beds become blood baths!”

Check out my gallery of Tobe Hooper set pics here.